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Vocabulary Strategy 84

In this sentence....They tried emphasizing farming over commerce.

What does the word emphasizing mean, and what clue does the word over provide about the relationship of farming to commerce?

What does it mean ...The government responded by trying to revive old ways.

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The government was focusing on the farming over the buying and selling of goods. Commerce (the buying and selling of goods) can take place between cties or nations). The "old ways" would be that of farming......... people have been growing their own food for an awfully long time.